The '''New Orleans Wanderers''' was the name under which Lil Hardin
recorded with members of Louis Armstrong
's Hot Five
on a 1926 session for Columbia Records
. Armstrong himself was unable to appear since he was under contract to Okeh
, although he collaborated with Hardin on three of the four songs. His place was taken by George Mitchell (jazz musician)|George Mitchell
. Four further songs were released by the same musicians under the name New Orleans Bootblacks.
The members of the Hot Five were Lil Hardin on piano, Kid Ory
on trombone, Johnny St. Cyr
on banjo and Johnny Dodds
on clarinet. George Mitchell played the cornet. Additionally, an alto sax was included—probably Stump Evans|"Stump" (or "Stomp") Evans
. The recording took place in Chicago.
The tunes (all written by Louis Armstrong) were:
[Epic Jazz Series LN 24269 LP Cover]
As New Orleans Wanderers (recorded Chicago, July 13, 1926):